Ridge Earns Third ‘Best Fine Wine Producer in the Americas’ Award

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October 2023

Organized by Liquid Icons, the 2023 Golden Vines® Awards recognizes the star performers of the fine wine and spirits industries. Close to 1,000 fine wine professionals from 120 countries voted for this year’s Awards, including 27 Masters of Wines, 22 Master Sommeliers, over 180 winemakers, wine press, wine merchants and Michelin-star sommeliers with an average experience of 15 years in the industry.

Ridge Vineyards Awarded ‘Best Fine Wine Producer in the Americas’ Award for the Third Year

The winners were announced in Paris at Opera Garnier at the Golden Vines Awards Ceremony on October 14th, 2023.

This year, three nominees became All-Star Winners in their category, having won the Award for the third time in 3 years: Domaine de la Romanée Conti for The 2023 Robb Report Golden Vines® World’s Best Producer Award (2021, 2022, 2023); Penfolds for The 2023 Golden Vines® Best Fine Wine Producer in the Rest of the World (2021, 2022, 2023); and Ridge Vineyards for The 2023 Golden Vines® Best Fine Wine Producer in the Americas Awards (2021, 2022, 2023).

“At Monte Bello, we recognized early on we had a vineyard capable of producing world-class wines. For Paul Draper, it was not enough to sell our wines locally. He believed that the quality of our wines was as good or better than the top wines from Bordeaux and other long established fine wine regions. He wanted our wines to compete with the top wines of the world in the top wine markets of the world: London, Paris, Hong Kong, and beyond. Today top restaurants and wine shops in 50 nations feature Ridge.”

-Mark Vernon, CEO
Winners of the 2023 Golden Vines Awards

Congratulations to all winners from the ceremony, including the University of California Davis Department of Viticulture & Enology for The 2023 Casa Ferreirinha Golden Vines® Innovation Award and Jancis Robinson OBE MW (2023 Golden Vines® Hall of Fame Award) for her services to the wine industry.

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